Earthquake sequence in Western Turkey since February 6th 2017
Last update: 14 February 2017 at 11:45 UTC
An important seismic sequence started on the morning of Monday 6th, February 2017 in Western Turkey, south-west of the region of Canakkale, 20-30 km west of Ayvacik. Dozens of homes in at least five villages like in Yukarikoy have been damaged and five people were injured.
In one week, the EMSC has recorded:
- 4 earthquakes of magnitude 5 and above
- 16 earthquakes of magnitude 4 and above
- 126 earthquakes of magnitude 3 and above
- 967 earthquakes of magnitude 2 and above
Surprisingly, all epicenters are located very close to eachother, in a 20-30km wide area, near the city of Gülpınar. See map below.
|Geographic distribution of all 967 seismic events in this area between the 6th and the 13th February 2017||Time distribution of all 967 seismic events in this area between the 6th and the 13th February 2017|